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aspire to the model of the civil-rights era. advance freedom and democracy by studying the basic principles and taking risks to make a real. the civil rights movement is about our past about the future. one of them is that we should be concern rascals are teaching only reading and math because history in america is the only country in the world founded upon an idea of how we learn what citizens it means i've citizenship to some degree is paralyzed by the age of gridlock and to some degree responsible for ourselves. and i'm gong to try to challenge you with a little bit of that along with -- we normally get inspiration from the civil-rights era, and it is there. but it is also sobering offs. they listen little bond. this little book is dedicated dedicated lessons of history. the reason that i did it sphere of limited 90 percent of what i've written. ahead it's what makes history is accessible to students. they learn things through human stories, not abstract categories and argumentation on labels and analysis. again of a story spirit and therefore that is good. however, 900 pages
on key moment in the civil rights movement. this is about one hour 15 minutes. >> thank you, jeffrey. and thank all of you for coming. this is a very exciting time and i hope to use the civil rights history to look forward rather than backward. because i think all of you at citizens on an equal share of this country devoted to the idea of equal citizenship, and that we should aspire to the model of the civil rights era in which even a journal children who were denied the right to vote advance freedom and democracy by studying its basic pretzels and taking risks to make it real. [applause] so i think the civil rights movement is about our past but it's also about our future. which has a number of implications for those of us who are not students. one of them is that we should be concerned when our schools are teaching only reading and math because history in america, the only country in the world founded on an idea, is how we learn what citizenship means. [applause] our citizenship to some degree is paralyzed by the age of gridlock. and i think that we are to some degree responsible f
? peace and civil rights don't mix," they say. but such questions mean that the enquirers have not really known me, my commitment or my calling. indeed, that question suggests that they do not know the world in which they live. tavis: with this speech, dr. king risked everything he'd worked so hard to accomplish. in its aftermath all hell broke loose. already off the list of the most-admired americans, now the mainstream media turned against him, and even civil rights leaders publicly condemned him. hello, and thank you for joining me. i'm here in the historic riverside church in new york city where dr. martin luther king jr. delivered what most agree was his most challenging and controversial call to conscience. when he spoke here on april 4, 1967, one year to the day before he would be killed in memphis, every pew, every available space was jammed with listeners. in the midst of an increasingly unpopular war in asia and a year already filled with oftentimes violent outbursts of rage in american cities, dr. king once again dedicated himself to nonviolence. but that call to peace was not
of another great friend, the great solar -- a civil rights lawyer, is making something clear to me and hopefully to all of us. that is that many of those who inod and in some cases sat the front lines of the civil rights unit -- movement, we are starting to lose them, and they are speaking to us out the challenges -- about the challenges today. half a century ago, the fight ist so many others fought for the right to walk into a store and to buy something. by opening public accommodations , the workplace, the voting booth, america began to open its eyes to the injuries of the past and all americans began to reclaim some measure of dignity. julius chambers and franklin mccain and martin self, ifing, jr. him they were standing here today, they would say victories have been one and progress has been made but they would shout -- tell us that the challenge in 2014 is simply not to walk into a store, it is john the store or to make the things that are so ld in the store. they would tell us that the challenge is not whether someone has the technical right to vote, but whether that vote cou
denounced him in a notion -- in no uncertain arms am a charging him as civil rights leader, he was not qualified to talk about human rights -- to talk about u.s. foreign-policy. was the place irrelevant, the audience are relevant, and it just rests on his words and wherever he offered that speech he would've caught -- >> i think he would have caught the same firestorm. what they said was not only we don't like your message, we are in the middle of the war. and we don't want to hear you say we are violent. you are a civil rights leader. you are a black guy. stick to what you know and leave the war to us. it united "the new york times" and "the washington post.: -- post." will never be he respected again. go back to talking about we shall overcome. tavis: he has diminished his usefulness to his cause, to his country and to his people. "the new york times" claimed the fusion of the two issues could very well be disastrous for both causes. but as sharp as those assessments were, they probably did not seem -- did not sting as much as the criticism that came from dr. king's colleague
or housing their schools and their jobs, their civil rights and their civil liberties someone who believes we can break through the stalemate of suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a liberal than i am proud to say i am a liberal. as andrew and stephen brought in their introduction to their father's introduction this to us what it meant to arthur to be a liberal. the letters chronicle the late historian skews really from world war ii through the second iraq war. you can read letters from eleanor roosevelt, harry truman, adlai stevenson, hubert humphrey, robert kennedy henry kissinger william f. buckley junior george h.w. bush bill clinton that all core jon kenneth galbraith forgets all -- gore vidal and naturally given arthur's sense of history groucho marx and savvy davis junior and bianca jagger. [laughter] alexander arthur's wife is not here. to detractors who refused arthur of being being a condescended sizer he wrote if your letter was the product of sincere misunderstanding the facts i have cited should relieve your mind. if not i can only commend
. we are all parts of the civil rights and labor movements. you might have known i said in a singular. the labor and civil rights movement. we have been. we have been. we are. we will continue to be one and the same. our dedication to social and economic justice is one and the same. joining together in one movement into how we will defeat the forces of greed and empower workers to improve their lives and fulfill this potential. how we will make this nation for so it's promise. and sisters, by following the goals of martin martha -- dr. martin luther king jr., we can all reach the promised land. my land league made up of people of all races, creeds, colors, national origins, sexual orientation, whomever and whatever. we are all children. thank you so much. >> give it up for dr. cox. >> your mama would be proud. when i was 13 i became the youth director of operation breadbasket which is the economic arm of dr. kings organization. he was killed a year that i became youth director in new york. goals was laid out by dr. king, t make sure that major corporations had a policy of inclusion in
more. much of this was from his loss of wide support in the south over the issue of civil rights i generally the nation seemed to stall. kennedy had not one even 50% of the popular vote in 1960 and was sure he would lose the entire south in 1964, a region he carried in 1960. he worried many other states were at risk as well. "look" magazine which is one of many publications that ran articles in the fall of 1963 that explained kennedy could lose his reelection bid. kennedy's entire legislative package in congress, not just civil rights but also proposals for tax cuts, health insurance for the elderly, federal funding for education, foreign aid and just routine appropriations, were stalled and going nowhere. in words that will sink to the move today, the columnist walter lippman worded the congressional dysfunction in 1963 seemed a grave danger to the republic. and kennedy had no immediate plans for breaking through the impasse. so much of what we recall as the kennedy legacy, the civil rights act of the 264, that tax cuts some credit with the economic boom of the 1960s and a commitm
for the monument included alcoves to honor other civil rights models, but those were scrapped because of ip sufficient funds. king towers over us. the sculpture is flanked by a granite wall. fourteen quotes are on that wall, not one uses the word "racism" or "segregation" or "racial injustice" or " apartheid." not one. they're arranged by cross stitches, 155, 1963, 1964, completely out of context of movements and mobilizations in which king spoke them. the monument was made in china to save money. a man who excoriated the triple evils of materialism, militarism and racism, who risked his life and went to jail 30 times to challenge the scourge of american racism, who was quick to point out the racism of the north as well as the south, who wrote from jail in 1963 that biggest problem was not the klan, but the white moderate. that man of god and courage is now honored with a memorial that refuses to speak the problem of racism. it is into this moment, this moment when the history of the civil rights movement is regularly invoked and distorted and used to celebrate the greatness of the united s
the director at the center for civil rights committee that the civil rights project at ucla. i first asked him why the government is saying we should end the zero tolerance policies adopted by the school was. well for many reasons often times is an automatic responses not just about two to bring guns or drugs to school today being applied to us with the minor infractions of the school code things like tardiness or dress code violations or preening itself on and what this does is that which is kinda out of school. we lose a tremendous instructional time. it dramatically increases their risk of dropping out and ink involvement in the juvenile justice system and the stitches on a sound education policies and crack that there are real viable alternatives. that worked much better to help kids improve their behavior and be productive it in school. now grows and gets this guy didn't say that this will lead to increased rates of punishments for whites and will reduce the distance from minorities told us that that's how school's discipline their students what they start disciplining more glass. well it
to honor other civil rights martyrs, but those were scrapped for insufficient funds. king towers over us. the sculpture is flanked by a granite wall. fourteen quotes are on that wall, not one uses the word "racism" or "segregation" or "racial injustice" or "apartheid." not one. they're arranged like crossstitches, 196 be, 1967, 1955, 1963, 1964, completely out of context of movements and mobilizations in which king spoke them. the monument was made in china to save money. a man who excoriated the triple evils of materialism, militarism and racism, who risked his life and went to jail 30 times to challenge the courage of american -- the scourge of american racism, who was quick to point out the racism of the north as well as the south, who wrote from jail in 1963 that the biggest problem was not the klan, but the white moderate. that man of god and courage is now honored with a memorial that refuses to speak the problem of racism. it is into this moment, this moment when the history of the civil rights movement is regularly invoked and distorted and used to celebrate the greatness of the
! >> stephen: you have said that the lgbt fight for rights is a civil rights struggle of the 21st century. >> it's one of them absolutely. or the one, yes. >> stephen: does that make russia the alabama of the 21st censurely. >> sure, why not? >> stephen: one more thing. the last thing on here. you will admit the last time you were on this show there was some -- there was some meet between the two of us. >> i actually -- didn't i just talk about your twinkley brown eyes? absolutely! (cheers and applause) >> stephen: well, thank you. do you think there will come a time when society will accept love between a happily married man and a gay woman? (laughter) >> i hope so! >> stephen: that will be the civil rights struggle of the 22nd century. >> you are aa man ahead of your time. >> stephen: thank you for joining ing meg me >> stephen: welcome back, everybody! my guest tonight is the a renown art critic. she's about to meet an art critic critic. please welcome deborah solomon! (cheers and applause) deborah, good to see you, thanks for coming on. nice to see you again. now madame, as i said bef
, that was against the freedom riders and very oppositional to the civil rights movement. if i'm dr. king and i have seen what happened to blacks and how the kennedy family has been worried about political support from democrats and not civil rights, i wouldn't be inclined to thank him either. >> i wouldn't say they were against -- they were looking ahead to the '64 race when bobby was attorney general. they needed the conservative voters there. all right, we'll miss him very much. greg is right, that kind of leadership in the black community, we only wish we had one or two more like him. "one more thing" is up next. >>> time for "one more thing." just for that, bob gets to go first. >> in spring texas nrth of houston, a kid by the name of dylan was having to go out and do public humiliation because he cussed at his teacher, on a very busy highway. this is one of many instances we have heard of kids being humiliated publicly. i think it's a horrible idea, and not putting them out in the middle of a road like that. >> that could be a good topic. all right, eric. >> midterm elections coming up. that d
president joe biden said the civil rights struggle continues. he pointed to a supreme court decision that struck down part of the voting rights act: >> justice ginsburg got it right when she said throwing out the existing process when it's working and continues to work is, quote, like throwing away an umbrella in a rainstorm because you're not getting wet. and now we're in a hailstorm, new attempts by states and localities to limit ballot access without the full protection of the law. >> reporter: the first family marked the occasion by taking part in a national day of service to honor king's legacy. president and mrs. obama and their two daughters volunteered at a community kitchen, helping to prepare meals for local shelters. and there were events nationwide. in king's hometown of atlanta, celebrants paid tribute with dancing, singing, and drum performances. in denver, thousands gathered at the "i have a dream" monument for the mile-high city's annual king day parade. adults and children also turned out in st. paul, minnesota to march in honor of dr. king's life and mission. >> we
before the winter games. the latest on a new threat. plus the bay area honors civil rights leader martin luther king, and a live version of "the sound of music" was a big hit and the next musical coming to television, a hint, from way back in 1955. presents... so delicious, they won't even know it's chicken. 50% less fat... 100% johnsonville taste. >>> there are new security concerns ahead of the winter games in russia. russian president pollute pollute said he'll do, quote, whatever necessary to make the games safe. nbc's richard engel has more from sochi. >> reporter: we are now in sochi with just about one month to go before this city will host the winter olympics and security concerns have already started to overshadow these games. there have been two recent terrorist attacks not here in sochi but a few hundred miles away and the biggest concern is that militants from the north caucasus will try and carry out attacks perhaps not right in this area, because this area already is very secure and will be even more scour in the lead up to the games, officials assure us, but perhaps somewh
in the case against katherine harris in florida in 2000. a number of civil rights organizations worked together but we ended up settling that case. we know that florida discriminated against african-americans in 2000. and guess what, because we settled, because we came to a resolution, because we fixed the system, at least for a short time, that doesn't count towards preclearance. often that's hough caw cases en is that we settle them. so places like florida and north carolina, south carolina, alabama where this case came out of the shelby case would not be covered under this current formula. >> maya, spanking of voter i.d., congressman sensenbrenner said the following: what's a reasonable voter i.d. law? >> i would say the most reasonable is one that doesn't exist. i would say one that allows people multiple ways to identify they are who they are, like a bill, a utility bill. it's better to go back to the system that says we acknowledge we have a pretty good registration system and a good criminal justice system that prosecute when is we have a problem. and because we have a system th
of remembrance of dr. martin luther king, a new tape has been unearthed of the civil rights leader. it was discovered in an attic in tennessee several years ago, but the portion you're about to hear is only now being made public. he's discussing jfk's role in helping get him released from a prison in 1960. >> now, it is true that senator kennedy did take a specific step. he was in contact with officials in georgia during my arrest and he called my wife, made a personal call, and expressed his concern and said to her that he was working and trying to do something to make my release possible. >> if i could add a brief thought here. senator kennedy was not strongly an advocate of dr. king and the civil rights movement in 1960 because he was worried about southern democratic votes. it was bobby kennedy, in fact, who convinced him to make the phone call. kennedy himself was very reluctant to move on civil rights legislation early on until it dawned on him it was the right thing to do. so dr. king was less than enthusiastic about jfk in this tape, and i think for a good reason. eric? >>
, the year after the is civil right act and then the voting right act. legislation is starting to quick in. and king understands the end of separating people isn't the same as equality. we have won the right to eat in any restaurant of our choice, but we don't have the ability to eat everything on the menu because we cannot afford it. so he talks about what is necessary and i want to read this bit of where do we go from here. it says there are 40 million poor people here and one day we must ask the question why are there 40 million poor people in america. when you begin to ask that question you are raising questions about the economic system and a broader distribution of wealth. when you ask that you begin to question the capitalistic economy. we have to ask questions about the whole society. we are called upon to help the beggars but we must come to see this needs restructured. you begin to ask who owns the oil. who owns the iron? you begin to ask why do people have to pay water bills in a word that is 2/3rds water? that kind of talk will get you killed and sure enough a year later he is
and the march on washington. the march emphasized jobs because while the civil rights movement initially focused on ending discrimination against african-americans, dr. king also understood the connection between social and economic justice and the dignity of work. he believed that a focus on eliminating poverty could actually help bridge america's racial and economic divides and unite americans of all races who share similar economic struggles. president lyndon johnson knew he couldn't wanl his war on poverty without dr. king, so just two days after being elected president in 1964, president johnson called dr. king. >> we're going to spend a lot of time with shriver on our poverty thing and i wish you'd give a little thought to it because that offers a lot of opportunity for our young people that have been denied. we got this behind us now, and we've got to move on the next four years and make some advances, and i'll be in touch with you. >> well, good, good. and again, let me congratulate you and say what a great moment we think this is for our country. >> joining me now, someone who was instr
national heritage has been the fight for civil rights from the very beginning. and human rights. look, we had a revolutionary war so we would have the right over our destiny. we have had various movements in terms of abolition against slavery, about the voting rights of people, for women and others and civil rights in the 1960s. i think caesar chavez represents that idea of the rights of people, the poorest among us who work for a living and deserve a measure of human dignity. >> richard kurin let's go see some other exhibits. >> sounds good. >> we are here in the smithsonian museum of american history. it's everything we are seeing available for people to see if they can't get here for physically? >> yes, it is and what we are doing now at the smithsonian is to actually double down on those efforts by making it so you can print out images of the smithsonian objects on display but right now what we are trying to do is do 3-d imaging of these objects. so actually can print them on a 3-d printer and you can have the treasures of the smithsonian. now we are gearing up for that in doing the h
luther king junior's dream in san francisco. how far some say we have come since the civil rights movements of the '60s. >> we made it from the 60s to the 70s in the forecast. the forecast coming up after a break security worries at this y's winter games in russia. it shows two men-- who clai be the suicide >>> a web site is adding to seckity concerns in russia. two mens claim to be the suicide bombers behind last month's bloody bombing. in the video the man threatened a ominous presence to anyone who attends the olympics. russian lawmakers are not taking this lightly. >> i am very concerned about the security status of the olympics. i do believe that the russian government needs to be more cooperative with the united states when it comes to the security of the games. we have found a departure of cooperation that is concerning to me. >> russia insists it beefed up security surrounding the event and the president pledged visitors will be safe. >>> the celebration of the work and life of martin luther king started early ahead of tomorrow's national holiday. we report on the special
pastor williams marched with king during the civil rights movement. he said despite king's relentless drive he was at heart and an impatient man. >> how long will it take us to make the dream a reality? >> look closely and you may get a glimpse of king's dream. people have come here from different neighborhoods and life styles to spend time together. >> people are hungry for the diversity and the experience of having everyone around them, everyone represented in san francisco. >> this is the time each year when americans ask themselves how far have we come and how much further do we go? >> we are all not even yet. the playing field is not even yet. sometimes i think it would really truly just begun that process and martin luther king was the kicking off point. i think it's a change in generation. i think people my anal we have to depart and -- people my age, we have to depart. >> it's been said real change happens through evolution, not revolution. perhaps dr. king's dream can only be realized by people who grow up in a different world rather than just imagining one. >> time now is 4:
for civil rights...as a latina i have to thank him because of him latinos have civil rights in this country... esta latina dice que le esta agradecida a martin luther king porque sin su perseverancia los latinoamerica nos no tuvieran derechos civiles en este pais.... voluntarios como sara aprovecharon la ocasion para darle un regalo a esta bella ciudad que a veces es un poco maltratada... sara/mlk volunteers march 02.00 dice que vinieron al parque "martin luther king" ella y otras 70 personas para embellecer al parque, y hacerlo mas seguro para todos sot martin luther king el 20 de enero, hace 50 aÑos el mensaje de libertad e igualdad para todos que promovio el reverendo luther king jr sigue vigente en nuestras comunidades.... . /mlk volunteers march 03.42 "today is a community engagement going on, with mlk celebration so we have 100 people here cleaning up the park we have phisical activity, and also we're going to have healthy food, healthy eating, healthy life changing" hoy es un dia en que la comunidad se une en esta celebracion asi que tenemos cien personas limpiando el parque, ofreci
and communities. a tradition that dates back to reconstruction. he argues that the nonviolence of the civil rights help to bury this fact of black history. this program is about one hour. >> so this strikes me as an important intervention in three ways. one of the black freedom movement and over the years has been increasingly revising the way that we understand the role of violence related to nonviolence. the other intervention is cultural in terms of who we see or who we think of when we think of gun owners, and also how we think about black individuals. finally there is a public policy implication for the presentation of the black tradition of arms. so i look forward to really getting into those three areas with you. and before i was interested in hearing a little bit about your background and how you got into this and how did you arrive at this topic? >> i'm happy to be here. i think your sense about the way you encounter the current situation is accurate. and there are two influences. i grew up in rural on culture, which was black gun culture. so everyone that i knew, the good people of the c
rights division, lawyer in the civil rights division who gave $6,000 to the obama campaign. and they tell us, oh, no one has been criminally responsible. no one did anything wrong here. it is just an outrage and a joke of an investigation. >> you know, becky i spoke with the representative for the law center. they didn't talk to a single witness. now, you talk about your fear. what do you -- explain to people who didn't live through what you lived through, being targeted by the irs. what specifically do you fear is going to happen? >> what i fear, it is one thing -- i'm a stay at home mom when this happened. and the government came after me. that is scary enough. but what i'm scared for is our country, the freedoms that we have are just being shirked out from underneath us. and it is becoming very real. and i am sad because i don't think any of the other media outlets are playing this story. it is happening right under our noses. and people are just not even paying attention. >> the abuse of power, the intimidation by the government. you have experienced the same thing. >> the weaponizing
the olympics. >> american celebrates martin luther king. what would he make of the state of civil rights. >> president obama says marijuana is not worse than alcohol, but pop is a schedule 1 drug. is he sending a mixed message? >> i'm antonio mora, welcome to "consider this". here is more on what is ahead: [ singing ] >> he gave mighty voice to the quiet hopes of millions. >> dr king posed a question - where do we go from here? >> i just received a direct threat from the governor. he would use and hold the sandy funds over my head. >> completely false. >> we'll proceed without iran's participation. >> the national coalition welcomes the decision of the secretary-general of the united nations. >> a video released over the weekend repeats a threat against the upcoming olympic games in soichy. >> what are the threats, who do we need to worry about? >> i don't think i would send my family. >> we begin with allegations of political payback and bullying by embattled governor chris christie. a mayor of hoboken claims that christy planned to withhold aid to her city if she goodnight -- did not
on the tom joyner radio show last week where you said you dapt want dr king trotted out like a civil rights mascot. >> every year they talk about the dream. as if dr king is defined by a single speech. most of the these people haven't bothered to read the rest of the speech. the i have a dream was not in the written speech, it was called normalcy never again. that was the title of it. when you look at the focus after that, a passage of the civil rights act. he played the poor people's campaign, he was there for sanitation workers. that was overlooked. it was opposed to the reality of what he was focussed on. >> that is the point you were making in your article, if you don't find my opinion on what you wrote. some of the quotes from dr king in that article i would like to get your reactions to. one was that he said it didn't cost the nation one penny to integrate lunch counters. we are dealing with issues: >> those are strong words, especially in today's world, professor. what do you think he meant. >> dr king began his career as a civil rights act visit fighting jim crow. within a few year
record in civil rights than joe biden. many people have become friends of civil rights when it was fashionable. joe biden has always been that friend spanning generations. every generation of civil rights leaders in the last three or four decades have the same story, and that's because -- and i'm not aging you, i saw him doing his -- [laughter] he started young. >> thank you. >> but i want him to know how much it means when you can have those from john lewis to us today to those younger guys that are in delaware. a very good friend of mine just elected there, say the same thing when we sit down, that joe biden is the real deal. he is not just talking the talk, but he's walked the walk on some things that mattered to us most. martin luther king says you had been a man finish you measure a man not by how and where he stands in the hour of convenience, but where he stands in the hours of controversy. if it's been voter id, joe biden has been there. if it's been voter rights, joe biden has been there. if it's been affordable health care, he's been there. affordable housing, he's
to observe king's birthday. >> it means our leader who fought for civil rights. because of him latinos have civil rights in this country. >> tomorrow is the official holiday, of course, and there are several community events planned in the bay area. in fact, call train will run its famous freedom train. it runs non-stop to san francisco in honor of the civil rights leaders. organizers have warned that low turnout is threatening to end the tradition. the bay area is one of the only ones still left. tickets cost $15 with a discount for seniors, and you can get more information by searching freedom train on our website at nbcbayarea.com. >>> a monterrey man has been named to the u.s. olympic team and officials identify a new security threat targeting the upcoming olympic games. >>> well, it was another gorgeous day. out there. here's your microclimate forecast. >> it was a beautiful day across the bay area and the good thing is our temperature started to come down today and our air quality will start to improve. in fact, we don't have to spare the air. the air quality will go back to the good
civil rights leader. martin luther king, jr. every year is set aside to honor dr. king. today is that day. events took place all around the bay area to honor doctor king. >> a community breakfast. 400 people attended. >> this is one of the most important events of the year. it really reminds us of our values here in san francisco when it comes to civil rights and human rights. [ music ] >> people marched to the high school for a morning rally. this is the 25th year of martin luther king, jr. day events. >>> a thousand people road the freedom train from san jose to san francisco to commemorate this martin luther king day. that is down from 1200 last year and half the train's capacity of 1600. organizers were concerned they would not sell enough tickets and would have to cancel next year's freedom train but this morning they announced they will have the train ride again. >> i think it is important to make sure kids understand the importance of this day. >> from the station, the freedom train riders joined with others to march for a king day rally. >> you have seen how the bay ar
baths a day. he notice that this tremendous ferment was going on called the civil rights movement. by 1963, the year he was killed, he had embraced the civil rights movement. that is one example he paid attention to the news media. one point this out is registered with me if he was a hero in world war ii and the pacific at the admire physical bravery. i paid attention to what was going on in the country, by the way, presidents for years have not paid a lot of attention to the news media. kennedy did pay attention. he saw the protesters being read and been arrested or police dogs, fire hoses and it might their physical bravery. so you remember 63 was the year at the march on washington. embrace the civil rights movement, so he listened and learned it was on the right side of history. a couple two quick examples that have direct relevance versus the white house notion. he also listened and learned policy. he had two fundamental decisions he had to make. the most romantic and visible decisions. one was how to deal with the bay of pigs invasion in 1961 shortly after he became presiden
's not surprising to me race comes up when you have the first black president so quickly after the civil rights movement. one thing that's interesting to me, we have actually in some ways gone backwards. it's actually easier for us now to talk about lesbian and gay issues, thank goodness. it's easier for us to talk about immigration issues, thank goodness. even marijuana, thank goodness. but on issues of race when it comes to african-americans, there's still this discomfort. and i think president obama does bring that out in people. >> well, explain that. we're celebrating dr. martin luther king today, what he did for our country. >> absolutely. >> just elaborate on that point you're making. >> well, i mean, it's just an interesting situation, because the civil rights agenda has gotten browder, including more and more people. including lesbians and gays, latinos, asians. that's all good. and yet if you look at the african-american community, a year ago the president was giving this great speech, everybody was happy. a year later, our numbers are very, very bad. i'm not talking about poor africa
civil rights and he introduced civil rights legislation. i think that speech ennobled his presidency. and his presidency was flawed. the cuban missile crisis, the step up in vietnam. but what he said on civil rights to me was a shining moment. he taught about civil rights is a moral right, as something that's clear is the constitution and the soul of the scriptures. that night, after he gave that speech, his popularity went from 60% to 47% like that. ebbers was murdered that night. john f. kennedy went into the presidency as most presidents do, thinking foreign policy is going to be their biggest issue. with kennedy, it really wasn't. civil rights became an issue that he really hadn't seen and didn't know how to cope with. but i thought the speech he made in june of 63 was phenomenal and based on that, and knowing everything that we know, i would vote for john f. kennedy. >> host: and in your book, "let freedom ring," the president afraid he might well democrats, southern segregationist dragged its feet on proposing comprehensive civil rights legislation. those who wanted him to stan
't have any political rights, we're not really operating within the system. after the civil war and certainly during the period of reconstruction where there was some sense that we've got really a kind of promising political opportunity, we start to see people backing off a wit in term -- a bit in terms of the rhetoric of political violence but still elevating individual self-defense. by 1876 when reconstruction ends, then we've got another sort of bump this the transformation -- in the transformation. now we're at a point where the concept of individual self-defense becomes much more important because people have lost lost their political rights. there's some sense that whatever political rights they have now in 1876 are all that they will get, and it's a bleaker period. so you start to see almost as just a residual matter lots of references to self-defense rather than political violence. you move into the 20th century, and there again is this sort of concern that for things to get better, we've got to proceed in a fashion that evokes the tools of the democratic process and may
was involved in a civil-rights movement. i marched with dr. martin luther king. i was involved in the peace movement during the vietnam war. >> they put you in stereotypical roles. >> that is right. and the struggle for getting a more true depiction of asian american characters. but all this time. i was silent about another aspect of my life, i was gay from the time i was nine or ten i knew that bobby excited me more than janey. >> he said that he did not want control over this project but he is a control freak. >> he is the control freak. >> the director she showed up at our house one day so to speak and the cameras just rolled, her approach after while the project went on. >> he said that the film was shot over three years and it has been narrowed down to 90 minutes. the latest on the terror threat on the olympics tomorrow morning. paul walker life in the fast lane begins right now. >> we knew him as the fast and the furious. >> he had the blue eyes and the blond hair. >> turned mega watt movie star. >> i thought this young guy is so full of light. he really can act. >> but so much of pau
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. the woman leading the investigation is civil rights attorney barbara k.bosserman. she donated nearly $7,000. and just today, house chairman releases federal drookts showing a federal government employee must recuse themselves from an investigation if their participation creates even the appearance of a conflict of interest. >>> it is now eight months into the investigate into the irs targeting of tea party groups was supposed to begin. our first guest says not one of his clients has been interviewed by the fbi. rerepresents 41 organizations in 22 states in a federal lawsuit against the internal revenue service. joining us tonight, chief council for the american center for law and justice, jay succalow and this is out. outrageous there has not been a single point of contact between the fbi and your client who are the targets of the irs scandal. >> right. the victims of the scandal. here's what you have which is more ironic. we get a call from the fbi at the end of september saying they want to interview three of our clients after the first of the year. and we wait for the response and we
about 15 minutes from now. we'll debate privacy versus security with a civil rights attorney in new york state. >>> governor chris christie in florida helping to raise money for gop governors. but what does that mean? has he escapeded the bridge scandal he left behind in new jersey? we'll have more on that later on. >>> in southern california, firefighters are scrambling to put on a fast growing wildfire east of los angeles. it's only 30% contained right now. the colby fire underscores the severe drought across most of the state. the governor issued an emergency friday and urged californians to cut back on their water usage. and in about an hour from now, family and friends will say good-bye today to a man shot and killed inside a movie theatre after a texting dispute. chad olsen's funeral is scheduled for today in land o lakes florida. he was shot on monday. his wife, nicole, was injured. a 71-year-old retired officer is charged with his murder and held without bail. police say olsen was texting his daughter's babysitter during previews when reeves told olsen to put away the phone. >>>
's vision come true. he certainly wouldn't be here if it weren't for the woman he met in the civil rights movement and worked alongside on the war on poverty, the mother of jeannie and sarah and the love of his life, ginger from. [applause] all of us co-sere to haves thank al for the lessons that he taught us. he showed us that ideas matter and obstacles don't. he's a thinner man than he was when he started, but we're stronger because of his thick skin. when our party had to wreak some china, al from was the donkey in the china shop he needed. [laughter] and i think what has meant the most to me over the years is he's just always reminded me that the fickle fashions of washington in the end don't matter. e never cared who was down. he woke up every morning determined to fight for the same principles that he fought for and believed in the night before. and it is a rare man who can stay true to his heart for a lifetime in this town. ask we're all forever grateful to him for that. be so the mission of the democratic party has always been to enable every generation to build a better, brighter
legacy a brand new interview with the civil rights surfaced. it sheds light on the fein call jfk made to king's wife more than 50 years ago. it is believed the president's phone call expressing concern under doctor king's arrest in 1960 helped get him released. although appreciative he wasn't as quick to credit the kennedys alone with getting him out of jail. the kennedy family did have some part in the release but i must make it clear many other forces were to bring it about also. the tape cause discovered in an attic in tennessee. >> for the first time the george w. bush library archives open to the public. they will take a freedom of information act request starting today. today marks five years since the end of president bush's presidency and by law the record must be made available. >>> ride along rolls over the competition at the box office this weekend. >> show me that you are worthy. >> how fm i suppose to do that? >> take you on a ride. today is your training. >> the buddy cop comedy featuring kevin heart and ice cube debuted with $41 million making it the number one movie in
celebrate the life and work of the civil rights leader. >> from across the bay to across the world, the stories that matter on kpix news this morning. >> good morning. it's monday, january 20th. i'm frank. >> and i'm michele. the time now is 6:00. the screaming fans greeted the buses that carried the niners late last night after a deaf stating loss to the seahawks. the players will be back at the niners practice facility for a team meeting at 11:00 this morning. after that, they'll head home for the off season. >> reporter: i'm kate live at 49ers headquarters where the team will be speaking out today. we're going to hear from niner fans that say despite the loss their team is still a winner. >> and i'm mark in the news room, an islamic terrorist group releases a video threatening an attack at the olympics. a warning from the american officials. >> good morning everybody. let's step outside. if you have plans, heading into the city, it has been slow going this morning there. 580, 680 corridor, take a look at the the -- take a look at the headlights. all because of an accident. there
.c. are remembering the civil rights leader. >> some celebrating with song in the shadow of the dr. king memorial. >> immediate to t is special. >> reporter: a wreath-laying ceremony at the statue, millions will honor dr. king today. >> we just want to be here today to show our respect. >> reporter: the pastor, activist, humanitarian. the leader of the civil rights moveme movement. >> it is special. a part of history, a part of, you know, things that are important to me. >> reporter: today, though, he is honored through service as we remember his life, his contribution, and jonathon rodriguez brought a church group from oklahoma. >> we were telling the kids in our group that this is so much better than learning in a history book at school today. >> reporter: and for this man who is working in the u.s. now but lives in wore-torn sudan sees this as special. in august, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of dr. king's march on washington. he is for ever remembered like this. it is difficult to think of dr. king as an older man. the know bell peace prize winner would have turned 85 this year. >> more
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